Press Release


UNWTO strongly condemns the attack perpetrated in Barcelona

PR No.: 
17094
18 Aug 17

UNWTO strongly condemns the heinous attack perpetrated yesterday in the city of Barcelona and expresses its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the innocent victims and to the people and government of Spain.

"We are deeply saddened by this act of terror and the tragic loss of innocent lives . In these difficult times, our thoughts are with the families and friends of the victims” said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai. "This is again a cowardly attack against all of us and a strong reminder that we need to be united , as an international community , in fighting these forces of darkness and all acts of terror", he added expressing UNWTO’s full solidarity with Spain, headquarters of UNWTO, and its people.